What is The Spaceport America Relay Race?

Las Cruces to Spaceport America, New Mexico

The Spaceport America Relay Race: El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail will consist of teams of 12 runners that complete approximately 180 point-to-point miles over 2 days. The miles are divided into 36 segments (“legs”) of varying distances, and each runner on the team completes 3 legs during the race. Each runner will start and finish their leg at “relay stations”, where they will hand off to the next runner. The course will follow the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail, offering unparalleled vistas and unique challenges for the teams! Road, trails and urban trails are utilized along the course as it traverses beautiful desert vistas, farming communities and urban cityscapes. This event is an “open road” course.

The Spaceport America Relay Race will be an adventure of a lifetime!

Showcasing both the history of EL CAMINO REAL DE TIERRA ADENTRO TRAIL and the excitement of the future of commercial space travel at SPACEPORT AMERICA, runners will experience a completely unique race. This event embraces the romanticism and excitement that both of these venues have to offer.

No Costly Van Rentals!

The Spaceport America Relay Race uses The Three Vehicle System and Process (Patent Pending), where a team that consists of 12 runners and/or walkers supplies three vehicles: (1) active vehicle and (2) resting vehicles.  The active vehicle is the vehicle that carries the runners who are currently running and/or walking the event course; the resting vehicles carries the runners who are not currently running and/or walking the event course.  Since there are only 4 runners per vehicle, many teams will opt to use their own personal vehicles instead of renting large capacity vans…literally saving their teams hundreds of dollars!


Stay tuned for the 2018 course details!